Black History Month
Freedom is Coming: Songs of Freedom, Resistance, & The Underground Railroad
As we celebrate the uniquely American form of music we call jazz, there is, at its root, the painful history of enslavement, which brought together many of the cultures of which jazz was born. Freedom is Coming is a 2-disc set which features the Underground Railroad Freedom Singers and is produced by New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.
Digital Jazz Collections
Did You Know?
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band is credited with making the first jazz recording in 1917. Cornetist Freddie Keppard was offered the chance to record first, but refused for fear that other musicians would steal his ideas.